Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Tours About

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: Tours About
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Join a guide with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Then, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • Explore the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums with a guide in your chosen language
  • Discover Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the ticket lines to enter the Vatican Museums
Full description

Take a guided tour of the extensive papal collection of statues, artifacts, and paintings by some of the world’s most distinguished artists in the endless corridors of the Vatican Museums. 

See work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more. Enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece.

Afterward, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide. Discover highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your mobile devices
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guide in St. Peter's Basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There is a strict dress code to visit the attractions of the Vatican, and shoulders and knees must be covered at all times. You may be refused entry if you do not comply. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter and other religious holidays, on December 25 & 31, & every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During these times, the tour will be offered in other parts of the Vatican Museums
  • On rare occasions, St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to closure without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • The Raphael Rooms are only available on the 8:30 AM English tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 9008 reviews

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Very experienced guide Rudy. He did everything right. No more, no less. Very warm and positive. In a big crowd, he fought for the best positions, communicated with other guides when necessary, as well as with many guards in the museum. All for the purpose of our group. He made sure that we were always in the shade when we listened to him outside, and he made sure that we avoided the stairs, passing through the fenced corridors. For me, expectations are met, when you get what the agency offered you. I got what I paid for. This time maybe more than that.

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August 11, 2022

Tour in the middle of July so you need to bring some patience (crowds) and plenty of water (hydration). The Vatican museum and Sistine chapel sell themselves but given the crowds I felt we didn’t quite get full explanation of exhibits and everything was a little rushed. You can now stay on and get skip the line access to StPeters Basilica post Sistine Chspel which is a small bonus.

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July 21, 2022

Myself & Dee absolutely loved this tour. We went on the 9th July, and our tour guide was Joe! he was an absolute gem, so friendly and extremely knowledgeable and witty, he made us think, and laugh and feel the environment around us through his knowledge of the Vatican. I was on a tour in the Vatican 18 years ago when I was younger and I remember the tour very well and it was amazing, but Joe completely topped it, and made it whole thing very enjoyable, even when we decided to go off on our own to see the chapel he had no issues with it, shook our hands and was happy for us to head off, he was very easy going, and the overall tour and what we learn't was 10/10. Id highly recommend it, and if you can get Joe, id recommend that even more, by far the highlight of our holiday :) We shall be back in 3/4 years ago during Christmas, and we hope to have Joe again to learn some more. Love Lee & Dee from Ireland. 10/10! <3

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July 14, 2022

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